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Definition: Sick bay
, a. [Compar. Sicker
; superl. Sickest
.] [OE. sek,
sik, ill, AS. se['o]c; akin to OS. siok, seoc, OFries. siak,
D. ziek, G. siech, OHG. sioh, Icel. sj?kr, Sw. sjuk, Dan.
syg, Goth. siuks ill, siukan to be ill.]
1. Affected with disease of any kind; ill; indisposed; not in
health. See the Synonym under Illness
Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever. --Mark i.
Behold them that are sick with famine. --Jer. xiv.
2. Affected with, or attended by, nausea; inclined to vomit;
as, sick at the stomach; a sick headache.
3. Having a strong dislike; disgusted; surfeited; -- with of;
as, to be sick of flattery.
He was not so sick of his master as of his work.
4. Corrupted; imperfect; impaired; weakned.
So great is his antipathy against episcopacy, that,
if a seraphim himself should be a bishop, he would
either find or make some sick feathers in his wings.
(Naut.), an apartment in a vessel, used as the
, the bed upon which a person lies sick.
, an apartment for the sick in a ship of war.
(Med.), a variety of headache attended with
disorder of the stomach and nausea.
, a list containing the names of the sick.
, a room in which a person lies sick, or to which
he is confined by sickness.
Note: [These terms, sick bed, sick berth, etc., are also
written both hyphened and solid.]
Syn: Diseased; ill; disordered; distempered; indisposed;
weak; ailing; feeble; morbid.
, n. [F. baie, fr. LL. baia. Of uncertain origin: cf.
Ir. & Gael. badh or bagh bay, harbor, creek; Bisc. baia,
baiya, harbor, and F. bayer to gape, open the mouth.]
1. (Geog.) An inlet of the sea, usually smaller than a gulf,
but of the same general character.
Note: The name is not used with much precision, and is often
applied to large tracts of water, around which the land
forms a curve; as, Hudson's Bay. The name is not
restricted to tracts of water with a narrow entrance,
but is used for any recess or inlet between capes or
headlands; as, the Bay of Biscay.
2. A small body of water set off from the main body; as a
compartment containing water for a wheel; the portion of a
canal just outside of the gates of a lock, etc.
3. A recess or indentation shaped like a bay.
4. A principal compartment of the walls, roof, or other part
of a building, or of the whole building, as marked off by
the buttresses, vaulting, mullions of a window, etc.; one
of the main divisions of any structure, as the part of a
bridge between two piers.
5. A compartment in a barn, for depositing hay, or grain in
6. A kind of mahogany obtained from Campeachy Bay.
, in vessels of war, that part of a deck
appropriated to the use of the sick. --Totten.